7:00 am, Mon 28 Oct 2013
Lewisham Hospital appeal
A government challenge to overturn a High Court ban on planned cuts at Lewisham Hospital is to be heard today.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt suffered an embarrassing defeat when changes to emergency and maternity services were declared "unlawful" in July.
Lewisham Hospital was saved from cuts in July
The government lost the case because the cuts were judged to be in breach of the National Health Services Act 2006.
The Health Secretary was attempting to deal with problems created by the financial collapse of neighbouring South London Healthcare NHS Trust, which went into administration after it started losing more than £1 million a week.
5:53 pm, Sat 14 Sep 2013
Campaigners marched the streets of Lewisham today, to say thank you to the community who supported their fight to stop the Government from shutting their hospital.
But questions are being raised about whether the celebrations are premature, after a High Court appeal against the decision to keep it open -- was launched by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
12:40 pm, Wed 03 Oct 2012
Further wait for Hamza decision
Credit: Toby Melville, PA
The High Court has reserved judgment on the extradition of radical cleric Abu Hamza until a later date.
His QC says that an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan could establish that he is unfit to plead and should not be extradited to the United States to face trial on terrorism charges.
12:29 pm, Mon 01 Oct 2012
Ahmad trying to halt extradition
Terror suspect Babar Ahmad has launched a High Court bid to halt his removal from the UK to the United States, the Judicial Office confirmed today.
10:09 am, Wed 18 Jul 2012
Royal wedding protesters have lost their High Court claim that they were victims of unlawful searches and arrest and detention.The Met Police argued that the arrests were needed to prevent breaches of the peace or criminality.
11:19 am, Mon 28 May 2012
Royal wedding police challenge
Individuals arrested or subjected to police searches are challenging the legality of the policing of the royal wedding in London last year.
As another major royal event fast approaches, the police are being accused of operating an unlawful policy of arresting those with "anti-monarchist" views.
The challenge is being heard by Lord Justice Richards and Mr Justice Openshaw sitting at the High Court in London.
Metropolitan Police lawyers are expected to argue there is no evidence that an unlawful policy was in operation on Friday April 29, 2011 when Prince William married Kate Middleton.
The application for judicial review is being brought by some 20 individuals who were arrested on the wedding day, or were subjected to searches on days leading up to it.
4:30 am, Mon 28 May 2012
Royal wedding police challenge
Armed police officers patrol near Westminster Abbey ahead of the Royal Wedding in April 2011.
Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning
A landmark judicial review of police practices at last year's Royal Wedding will begin later.
Measures examined will include the use of 'pre-crime' arrests - which were employed before the wedding.
The findings will likely impact future policing at upcoming events such as the Jubilee and Olympics.
4:50 pm, Wed 02 May 2012
Controversial police chief Ali Dizaei today lost his High Court bid to have a misconduct hearing postponed.
The 49-year-old Scotland Yard commander, who has twice been jailed for corruption, is due to face an internal disciplinary tribunal in London tomorrow.
In February 2010 he was jailed for four years but the conviction was quashed a year later by the Court of Appeal.
At a retrial this February he received a three-year prison sentence - reduced by the time he has already spent behind bars.
He has since been released with an electronic tag and is pursuing a further appeal against conviction.
Dizaei won his job back with the Metropolitan Police before the retrial, but has been suspended on full salary, pending the disciplinary process.